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Figuring out whether to apply for a scholarship or a bursary can be tough. Here's what you need to know to help you weigh out the pros and cons of each. 

Despite the economic hardships presented by COVID-19 restrictions, constant lockdowns and South Africa’s high unemployment rate, the private sector is stepping in to ensure young South Africans are equipped with the skills, digital expertise, and progressive mindsets that will allow them to achie

Many students do not realise how much university actually costs aside from the learning material, transport costs, accommodation and living expenses. A bursary is a monetary reward from an institution to a student based on their academic performances and personal circumstances.

There are a couple of things you should know before you apply for a bursary.

Every organisation that offers financial assistance in the form of a bursary has its own set of rules and requirements.

Every bursary contract has a criteria that must be met by the prospective student in order to apply. Requirements can include elements like location, age or academic achievement.

1. What is the difference between a Bursary and a Scholarship?

How To Get A Bursary

Obtaining a bursary gets harder each year as more students compete for the same opportunities.

While there is no way to guarantee that you are selected there are a few things that you can do to improve your chances.

Apply early

Are you looking for ways to fund your studies? Perhaps an academic bursary is the answer to your financial worries.

While financial grants are not easy to come by, it is worth every penny. Academic bursaries can be found in almost every field of study from engineering to journalism.

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